Murcia COVID-19 Restrictions
Details correct at the time of publishing: Please note that there are restrictions at local, regional and national level.
UPDATE: Spain is to permit arrivals from the UK again from 30 March. UK arrivals to Spain will not need to self isolate on arrival, however they will need to show proof of a negative COVID test. A PCR, TMA and LAMP test will need to be taken within 72 hours of departure. However, UK nationals currently unable to leave the UK until 17th May 2021 at the earliest.
Murcia Region relaxed some of its restrictions on 17th February 2021.
Bars and restaurants can now reopen their terraces at a reduced capacity of 75%.
Authorities have allowed the borders of 19 of its local municipalities to reopen.
Social gatherings are still limited to 2 people from different households, this applies to the hospitality sector and also when playing sports.
It is unclear at this stage when there will be a further relaxing of the restrictions.
There is a restriction in place regarding travel between the neighbouring Murcia and Alicante regions.
Alicante Region has stricter restrictions starting on 25th January 2021 after infection rates increased. These restrictions include closing all bars and restaurants, and banning socialising in private homes. It is permitted for only two people from different households to meet in public.
Across the wider Valencia community, cities with a population of over 50,000 will have a city limit lockdown on weekends and public holidays and from 3pm on Fridays to 6am on Mondays.
Summary of the restrictions over the border in the Alicante region:
Closed all restaurants and bars except for take-away service.
Closed non-essential businesses at 6pm
Closed sports centres and gyms, including regional Golf Courses.
Social visits banned in private homes unless it is to visit vulnerable adults or minors.
Curfew at 10pm.
Currently, the restrictions in the Alicante region will remain in place until 1st March 2021.
As with the Murcia region, it is unclear at this stage when there will be a further relaxing of the restrictions.
Face masks - There are some exemptions but given On-The-Spot fines are enforced, we encourage everyone to wear a face mask when in public.
Some notable exemptions include:
Children under 6, those with a condition likely to be aggravated by the use of a mask, swimming and while undertaking sport outdoors.
While in a bar, cafe or restaurant, the face can be removed to eat and drink.
For details regarding the current protocols on arriving at the Golf Courses, please refer to the following page.